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Takeo Yamamoto

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 4, 2015
Takeo Yamamoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired plumber, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Randal and Paul; brothers Tom, Clarence and Warren; sisters Teruko Suzuki and Jessie Ohta; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Eloise Ku’uleionaona Coachman

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 3, 2015
Eloise Ku’uleionaona “Ona” Coachman, 76, of Kapolei, a nurse’s aide, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leonard “Kumuhone” Sr. and Gary M. “Kalanui” Lester Sr.; daughters Luana Lester-Nelson and Kau’ikeolani Pelekane; brothers Alapai and Gordon K. Ke; sisters Linda and Catherine Keliihoomalu, and Louella Branco; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Yuriko Yanagisako

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Aug. 14, 2015
Yuriko Yanagisako, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Leigh W., daughter Diane L. Fujikami and a grandchild. Private services.

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Leanora Costorio

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 4, 2015
Leanora Costorio, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Chaney Brooks file clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in North Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Reuben, daughter Cindy, brother Richard, sisters Lorraine Akhay and Esther Criste, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, Salt Lake. Services: 10:30 a.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 3 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa, Hawaii. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Ookala Cemetery. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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Reiko Yoshimoto

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 12, 2015
Reiko Yoshimoto, 83, of Aiea, a retired Outrigger Hotels housekeeper, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by sons Ryuichi Nemoto and Wayne Yoshimoto, brother Makoto Nemoto and two grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Evelyn DePeralta

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 7, 2015
Evelyn DePeralta, 64, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a Mac Farms of Hawaii husker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Victor, Melvin, Edward and Eric; and sisters Bernice Albair, Sally Derego, Cynthia Barthel and Loretta DePeralta. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at Waiohinu Park.

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Fred Shunso Kurisu

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Aug. 31, 2015
Fred Shunso Kurisu, 99, of Honolulu, a retired businessman, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kihei, Maui. He is survived by son Marvin, daughter Amy Chagami, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joyce Matsue Kurosawa

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

July 17, 2015
Joyce Matsue Kurosawa, 90, of Aiea, a retired Earl Thacker Real Estate bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by husband Jerry, sons Brian and Alton, brothers Suekichi and Isamu Higa, sister Yoshino Miike and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Sitho Louangrath

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 15, 2015
Sitho Louangrath, 74, of Honolulu, a farmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Pat K. Luangrath; sons Vong Sang, Sam and Phongsavanh Luangrath; daughter Joanne V. Douangphoumy; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation and services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Florence Medeiros

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Aug. 19, 2015
Florence “Flo” Medeiros, 86, of Hilo, retired co-proprietress of Aloha Mart and a former Orchids of Hawaii supervisor, died at home. She was born in Honalo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ernest M., daughters Claudia Calles and Trudy Guillermo, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Masako Motobu

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 7, 2015
Masako Motobu, 98, of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired sugar cane planting crew worker for Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons George and Raymond, daughter Evelyn Lariosa, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Terence I. Okuda

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Aug. 4, 2015
Terence I. Okuda, also known as Alan I. Shigemura, 57, of Honolulu, an avionics technician, died in San Francisco. He was born in Japan. He is survived by mother Clara Murley and sister Gay. Private services.

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Ferdinand M. Ordonia

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 12, 2015
Ferdinand M. “Freddie” Ordonia, 46, of Ewa Beach, a Meadow Gold Dairy employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife; sons Geoffrey, Mark and Gian; daughter Geselle; and sisters Lydia Clemente and Imelda Mirasol. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Earl Stephen Santos Sr.

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Aug. 26, 2015
Earl Stephen Santos Sr., 76, of Las Vegas, a carpenter, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Geraldine; sons Earl Jr., Dwayne K. and Lyle J.; brother Albert; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Albert Kazuo Tabe

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Aug. 6, 2015
Albert Kazuo “Al” Tabe, 84, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by companion Agnes Suwa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Faitala Togia Sr.

Posted On September 22nd, 2015 -

Aug. 24, 2015
Faitala Togia Sr., also known as “Tala” and “Kala”, 73, of Honolulu, a driver for the state of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aoa, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Solole; son Faitala Jr.; daughters Fa’aoi Tauanu’u and Saipeti Togia; brothers Elekana and Fuasauali; sisters Punalu’u Augafa, Fa’aoi Asuega, Maua Muagututia and Suati Motu; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Service: 11 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Updated information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Joy K. Ihori

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Aug. 6, 2015
Joy K. Ihori, 55, of Pearl City, a paralegal for Kessner, Umebayashi, Bain and Matsunaga Law Corp., died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Milton, stepson Aaron, stepdaughter Caryn Amii, brother Keith Nakano and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Reiko Yoshimoto

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Sept. 12, 2015
Reiko Yoshimoto, 83, of Aiea, a retired Outrigger Hotels housekeeper, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by sons Ryuichi Nemoto and Wayne Yoshimoto, brother Makoto Nemoto, sister Kimiyo Nemoto and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Wayne Kaluawaipakui Kanei

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Sept. 2, 2015
Wayne Kaluawaipakui Kanei, 65, of Kailua, a cook, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Louise U. Morales and Lucy M. Hironaka. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Puukamalii, family plot. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lois Helen Zimmermann

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Sept. 12, 2015
Lois Helen Zimmermann, 90, of Hilo, a medical bookkeeper for several doctor’s offices, died in Hilo Hospice-Pohai Malama. She was born in Endicott, N.Y. She is survived by sons Lawrence “Larry,” Charles “Chuck” and Alfred “Butch” J. II; daughters Linda S. Kepaa, Lucy Puniwai and Catherine “Cat” Gourd; hanai daughter Gale Puniwai; sister Marjorie Stevens; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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Mary Kehaulani Kaupu

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Sept. 7, 2015
Mary “Fat” Kehaulani Kaupu, 56, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Konawaena Elementary School custodian and a waitress at the Regency at Hualalai, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by companion Lorrielynn Kawaauhau; mother Marymae; brothers Larry Jr., McKinley and Rudolph; sisters Stephanie Kaupu-Ceaser, Cheryl and Leslie Kaneholani, Eleanor Kaupu-Fontes and Brianne Kaupu; hanai sons Ikaika Pelekane and Buddy Kawaauhau III; and hanai daughters Ayesha, Keiha, Jalisha and Katisha Kihe-Pelekane. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire.

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Stewart Kekaulike Amina

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Sept. 14, 2015
Stewart Kekaulike Amina, 64, of Honolulu, a City Mill employee in the hardware department and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Christine Romeo; brothers Fredrick, Edward, Thomas and James; sisters Jacklyn Rapoza, Lillian Bargamento, Margaret Fukuhara, Melva Chung-Hoon, Ellen Mae Naeole, Michelle Riley and Wilma Villanueva; and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Katherine Murota

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Aug. 25, 2015
Katherine “Kathy” Murota, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Safeway salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Myrna M. Nakasato. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary cemetery. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Angeline T. Andrade

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Aug. 29, 2015
Angeline T. Andrade, 73, of Hilo, formerly of Pahala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clement, Heath, Jerod and Veedal; daughters Laurie Andrade and Wendy Fausset; brother John Costa; sisters Shirley Henderson, Ethel Yamamoto, Rose Marie DePontes and Joanne David; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Tatsume Watanabe Nakamura

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

July 11, 2015
Mildred Tatsume Watanabe Nakamura, 87, of Pearl City, a retired Department of Education schoolteacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jeri Sawa and Joni Au Young, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Alan Dickinson Berry

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Sept. 12, 2015
Alan Dickinson Berry, 79, of Honolulu died. He was born in Hartford, Conn. He is survived by brother Richard. Private services.

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Sonja Gerda Irene Okano

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Aug. 22, 2015
Sonja Gerda Irene Okano, 86, of Yelm, Wash., formerly of Hilo, a retired employee of Keep Hawaii Beautiful who helped start a litter control program in Hilo, died at home. She also was involved in the Adopt a Highway program. She was born in Stockholm. She is survived by sons Paul Phillips and Allen Okano, daughter Nancy Gross, sister Sylvia Zuehls, eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park.

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Lorraine Bernadette Brown

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Aug. 9, 2015
Lorraine Bernadette Brown, 85, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Guy D. and Abel T., daughter Cynthia K. Abilay, four grandchildren, a hanai grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Burial and luncheon to follow.

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Teodorica Panzo

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Aug. 6, 2015
Teodorica “Doris” Panzo, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired Liberty House salesclerk, died in Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David and Anthony Cole, and Ronald and Michael Panzo; daughters Cyrila Pycha and Marilyn Mohler; sisters Connie Kaopuiki, Mary Rogers and Mina Davis; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Leanora Costorio

Posted On September 21st, 2015 -

Sept. 4, 2015
Leanora Costorio, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Chaney Brooks file clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in North Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Reuben, daughter Cindy, brother Richard, sisters Lorraine Akhay and Esther Criste, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church in Salt Lake. Services: 10:30 a.m. Lunch served after services. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 3 at St. Anthony Church in Papaaloa, Hawaii. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Ookala Cemetery. Donations suggested to Islands Hospice.

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